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Wallerawang

Page history last edited by di.simpkins@lithgow.nsw.gov.au 14 years, 10 months ago

 

Wallerawang

 

 

Wallerawang Power station by krazykat_aus.

Wallerawang Power Station and Lake Wallace. (Photo by Sue Millmore, Portland Librarian)

 

 

 

  • In 1824  - James Walker was granted a large area of land in a valley named by the aborigines as        "Waller-owang", meaning "a place of wood and water".                                                                               
  • In 1836 -  Charles Darwin stayed at "Wallerowang House" later named as Barton Park and in his book "Voyage of the Beagle" he describes the bush and wildlife (including large number of platypus) .

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Animated flag (Australia)

 

 

 

 

Ngadhu gawambanna ngindhugir Wiradjuri garai,

I welcome you all to Wiradjuri land

 

Wiradjuri country is the largest in NSW 

 

 

 

 

Wallerawang Branch Library is part of the Lithgow Library Learning Centre (www.learningcentre.lithgow.com/)

Other branches are Portland and Rydal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a snapshot of the ABS for our area. 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSON CHARACTERISTICS
(Place of usual residence)

PERSON CHARACTERISTICS Information Icon: Definition of Person variables
Selected Region
% of total persons in Region
Australia Information Icon: Definition of Australia
% of total persons in Australia

Total persons (excluding overseas visitors)
1,904
-    
19,855,288
-    
Males
970
50.9%
9,799,252
49.4%
Females
934
49.1%
10,056,036
50.6%
Indigenous persons (comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
52
2.7%
455,031
2.3%

In the 2006 Census (held on 8th August 2006), there were 1,904 persons usually resident in Wallerawang (Urban Centre Localities): 50.9% were males and 49.1% were females. Of the total population in Wallerawang (Urban Centre Localities) 2.7% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia

 

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Here is Wallerawang Branch Library Blog

 

 

 

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